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President Michael D Higgins:  ‘We more than most should be deeply aware of our moral obligation to welcome those fleeing poverty, famine, persecution, war or natural disaster.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Irish people should be more “deeply aware” than others of the moral obligation to welcome those fleeing persecution because of our own history with em(...)

Irish shares rallied  as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johnson getting his EU withdrawal deal over the line

Irish shares rallied in the final hours of trading on Monday as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johns(...)

Rick Shaw bartends using light from a lantern at the Town Square Sports Bar in Sonoma, California, on Wednesday. photograph:  Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP

Electricity was shut off to nearly 750,000 California homes and workplaces on Wednesday as Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) imposed a string of (...)

Bryan O’Sullivan and his husband, James O’Neill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When an Irish, London-based interior design outfit was tasked with reinventing part of the five-star Berkeley Hotel, the bar, as it were, was high. Th(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

How the Troubles broke out. February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded as a non-sectarian organisation to tackle(...)

‘Repairmen’ will now be ‘repairers’ in Berkeley, California. Photograph: iStock

“Mankind”, “manmade”, “he” as a generic pronoun: English words may not be designated masculine or feminine, but the language still bears the mark of p(...)

Paddy McKillen Jnr: Creating and gathering up  Dublin’s hotspots.

You may not know what he looks like, but you’ve probably had a drink in one of his venues. Paddy McKillen jnr shuns the limelight but his work is e(...)

    Prof Alex (Archie)Thompson (retired), Emeritus Professor Luke Drury, DIAS, Hillary O’Donnell (former technician) at the launch at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies of the programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Apollo 11 has a very special place in the history of Irish space research. Irish hands were among the first to take possession and evaluate moon rock (...)

Catherine Breed (26), from California, who has become the first person in 2019 to successfully swim the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A California woman has described her success at becoming the first person in 2019 to conquer the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland a(...)

Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gabrielle Kavanagh, a resident and apartment owner in Cathedral Court in Dublin 8, says she feels “trapped” after learning about the fire-safety and b(...)

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